Evaluating your program using local data, evidence and case studies that demonstrate your program's successes will strengthen your advocacy efforts. This is a good time to look back at your advocacy action plan goals for a point of comparison and ask yourself:
For example, when the program purpose is to increase the usage of open textbooks at your institution, your report can include the:
Using the previous example, you may have set the following as markers of success:
Below are some tools and resources you can use to evaluate your OER program against its intended goals:
Keep in mind that results and achievements can't always be measured in numbers. Case studies are important for collecting and describing qualitative data like barriers, solutions and complex stakeholder exchanges.